For those of you that had not noticed, there have been exciting developments going on near the SportsPark!
The multi-sport surface has been re-surfaced and painted, and an entirely new structure is being erected; soon to be home to three brand new indoor tennis courts.This eagerly anticipated development, started in the summer of 2017 and set to finish for the new term, is going to help the growth of the RUTC.
We have two mens teams and one ladies team that play in the BUCS leagues and knockout tournaments. Each team will have four players seeded in order of strength. There are between ten and fifteen competitive matches a year and matches take place on Wednesdays with six matches per team (two doubles and four singles). We offer social and training for all abilities from absolute beginner to international standard at the University Tennis Courts.
We have a professional coach who trains with the teams for two hours on a Tuesday as well as an hour with social players on a Thursday between 6 – 7pm and then the committee run the session for the last hour playing a mixture of games and matches to accommodate all abilities. The club hosts several tournaments throughout the year. The summer term tournaments take the form of one grass court tournament (this is a serious tournament and sorts the best from the rest), and one socially orientated tournament held on the hard courts.
The club hosts a range of socials a term (normally once every 2-3 weeks). This is the perfect opportunity to make some great friends in the tennis club and most importantly, have a good time! These socials are always the best nights of the year…normally taking on a theme, such as cowboys, army, rubix cube and the ever popular pub golf! We also host a Christmas formal to give everyone the opportunity to get suited and booted for the festive season.We plan to set up fresh new events such as cardio tennis, a great way to have fun playing tennis and keep fit at the same time. The new committee,headed by president Vicky Wild, has some good things lined up for this year, so don’t miss out and come to our taster session on Tuesday, 26th September to see what we’re all about.
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Special thanks to Rob Ventin for the article.